Start a Marketing Company

Is marketing your forte? Have you been in the industry for so long to have considerable experience in the field? Why not start a marketing firm of your own rather than work as an employee for someone else?

How to get started? We have a basic guide to help you.

Qualification to Start Marketing Company

For a business to survive, it must exert some effort to create demand for its product or service, especially through promotions. That is why marketing is an important aspect of running a business. Companies hire marketing experts to plot out a strategy to create people’s awareness about their products or services. If you have a degree in marketing and substantial experience in the field, perhaps from working for a company, you might consider starting your own marketing company. If you feel you are not inclined to deal with other aspects of the business, like administrative and financial, partner with someone who is good at these and is willing to start a venture together with you.

Marketing Company Startup Needs

As a marketing expert, you know the trick of the trade pertaining to marketing. But as a business, what would you need, you ask. First off, you would need clients. And this is where your marketing skill will be put to the test first. Your company will be your first client with your task being to evaluate competition in your target place of business and determine whether there is a market for the kind of marketing business you want to put up in your target area. You may want to be a marketing consultant working with clients online or be a traditional marketing consultancy firm (which could just as well be helped with an online presence). An online marketing consultancy could be started at just below $10,000.

Next will be the location. As a startup company, money could be tight. Be comforted that you don’t need to put up an office in an expensive location. You may even start the business online in your home. If you are setting up an office, just make sure that it is accessible to your intended clients. Compensate by creating a pleasant ambiance inside.

Before settling in a nice office, make sure you have all the necessary business licenses and requirements in place. Get your federal and state employer tax ID numbers and know what regulations you would have to adhere to as a business. To get everything covered, contact professionals like a lawyer or an accountant to help you go through the legal aspect of putting up a business. After which you can think of furnishing your office with tables, chairs, computers, printer, telephone, fax machine.

Bet that you are one marketing company that can perform well by giving them proof, first and foremost, of how you market your business yourself. For resources, see the American Marketing Association.


  • Ola said on April 28, 2009
    I am interested in bringing designer flash into my country, how do i market them? how do i get their franchise, to be there sole representative here in my country?
  • Shaikh said on March 13, 2010
    I want to start real estate marketing company, give me the steps to start this business and also give me some information about real estate marketing company
  • Mr kevin wanda said on April 23, 2010
    am a kenyan with an interest in marketing. i have worked in the industry for the last four years and wish to start my own marketing consultancy company please could you provide me with the required steps to actualize my dream,
  • arshadali said on July 11, 2010
    saharanpur up india. staring a marketing company please tell me steps that i would take in network marketing
  • alejandro said on August 26, 2010
    I have been in marketing & sales for almost 10 years for big companies , now I want to start my own company , but I dont kow how to charge my clients , in the case DI found him new accounts or new business ,
  • chethan b said on September 15, 2010
    Hi, I want to start a mlm company, but i need guide to structure the business commission plan and other business details.
  • Nate said on September 29, 2010
    i am looking to start a product placement company in south beach Miami. i would like to know how to get started. i have a resource in which i can bring a certain demographic to a venue and am looking to capitalize on that. would like to know how to go about writing a funding business proposal for clients?
  • Anil said on October 6, 2010
    Any marketing company whatever that can be you are supposed to know potential customers other wise You have to create need in any manner. Any wants to open Marketing Company He should be never Demoralized. any problem u face mail me for nay Advise at
  • Griff said on December 4, 2010
    The hardest part of going from corporate marketing to being a consultant is realizing you have to know all aspects of marketing now... at least enough to know what needs done. Brush up on strategy.
  • I.N.Pal said on December 21, 2010
    Dear sir, I want to start a marketing company related to Solar Lights and other electrical products in Orissa, India. I have 6 years in marketing job. would you please help us how to start this company with small investment. Regards, I.N.Pal
  • Lata Giri said on January 14, 2011
    I am from Chandigarh & would like to start a Marketing & Promotion business please guide me how to go about this
  • Pankaj Pandey said on April 19, 2011
    I am from New Delhi I have good contacts with manufactures of herbal cosmetics & medicines. Now I am marketing their products in local stores of Delhi and I am willing to go further by selling their products by my name and in my unique packing but somebody told me that I need to have marketing company before doing this .And the problem is I don't know how many legal formalities I need to complete before starting any marketing company. Please guide me how to start my marketing company.
  • John said on April 26, 2011
    I have been working for sales/marketing companies for over 5 years in California and would like to know the steps to setting up a marketing company that would sell(market)other clients products. I would like to start up the company as efficiently and cheaply as possible until I have more revenue. Could you help me out please? Thanks, John.
  • Samantha said on May 30, 2011
    Hi i have been working for so many companies as a sales and marketing Executive. I have had so many clients of mine asking me to market their products on their behalf. So i wanted to find out how i can start a freelance sales and marketing agency. I would like to know what is required and to go around it. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  • Ann said on June 8, 2011
    Hi I would love to start my on freelance sales and marketing agency. What would I need to do to get started? How would I seek business leads? How much should I charge? What should be my approach when asking for business? I want to market other clients products. I would like to start up something small that will grow with employees something inexpensive. What permits and licenses would I need? I'm in Atlanta, Georgia. Any and all information will help.What are all the requirements and what should I avoid doing? What are the mistakes you can make in this type of industry?
  • Robert said on June 22, 2011
    I am Nigeria and i want to start my marketing company in a state here, called Ondo State and i need some marketing idea from you and full information to start the company
  • shyam Babu Singh said on July 17, 2011
    I want to start up my marketing firm in my city muzzaffarpur in bihar. so kindly help me and tell me what are the procedures for starting the business of marketing
  • shyam Babu Singh said on July 17, 2011
    I belong to Bihar and I want to start my marketing company in bihar. so please provide me full information and legal procedure for starting any marketing firm
  • karan veer said on September 29, 2011
    hi i m planning to open new strategic marketing organization in bhiwadi rajasthan which provide b2b marketing of different organization in the different sectors like real estate, paper angel , paper cone , stationery hardware and much more help me with the overview how to start
  • Yolande johnson said on October 3, 2011
    Hi i am yolande from south africa,my cousin and i decided to open a promotions company as we have experience in promotions,so i would like to know if we need qualifications to start we can hire professionals.tnx
  • Amit kushwaha said on October 16, 2011
    I would like to open a marketing agency in MP. please provide me information how much you can.
  • ALABI KEHINDE said on October 20, 2011
    I am a Nigerian, living in Lagos State. Chartered in Marketing with educational background in Agriculture.About 10years in Sales and Management. I want to start my own Marketing Company in Lagos to cover Agricultural,Nutritional and herbal products. Please furnish me with step by step procedure to take off. THANKS.
  • Shivam Chaudhary said on November 20, 2011
    Mr.Shyam Babu Singh, we are a solar products marketing firm in Delhi. We are looking for franchisee in Bihar for marketing our products and solutions. Kindly, mail me on for further discussion.
  • DSG said on January 10, 2012
    I My Dear Sir/Friends, I want to start a marketing company business, please i need ideas. I want to start real estate marketing company. Some information about real estate marketing company. I want to start a marketing company related to electrical products in Bangalore, India. would you please help us how to start this company with small investment. Rgs, DSG
  • Kathy Quinn beginner adviser said on January 14, 2012
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  • jimmy said on January 17, 2012
    hi, i have worked for couple companies as a sales executive and sales manager and have a lot of experience. i want to start my own company but dnt have enough capital to start. i just wana get info on how to get finance. in south africa. tnx.
  • Sindiswa said on April 19, 2012
    Hey i'm in south africa n have been for sales & marketing company for about 3 years n would really love to start my own so i just need an advise on how do i start , how much would i need and also what are the requirements ?
  • Juan Medina said on April 23, 2012
    I'm opening a Fashion PR, Beauty and Lifestyle Marketing firm in Miami. I need to generate more clients. the target audience are hispanic living in the United States.
  • JML said on May 14, 2012
    hello DSG, this is JML here. Even I am with an similar interest as yours in Bangalore. if you don't mind can I get your email id so that we can have a talk?
  • Leo Sebastian said on May 22, 2012
    Haii I like to start a marketing company which market the products and Brand of the small and medium companies in the market for eg:Garment shops NBFC's and banks, through event conducting advertising and promotional activities. Is it possible in the Kerala market and what are the key area i plan.
  • Steve Dell said on May 27, 2012
    I am American Citizen, last 4 years leaving in China and have Trading Company in Guangzhou, China. Our Company mainly trading in Chinese herbal medicine and now I develop very good health products that everybody needs and now I am looking for an individual/group with experience interested in partnering with me to get a new MLM company off the ground. I am looking for the knowledge and experience on how to set up a network marketing business. I look forward to your reply. Email:
  • safe said on May 31, 2012
    eclipse marketing group in corona. please i need help have been a sale rep for over 10yrs is now to open up my own business. the business i wanna open is help other business promote their product at costco and sam club , am more into foods because everybody has to eat how much is going to cost me to open this business plus where can i find a food product to represent to promote the product at costco and sam club . plus how can i able to get hold with costco and sam club about me promote a product. and how many location will they give me . plus did i need a lot of money to start with this .please help me out.and how much does costco charge me to use their location did i have to pay out of my pocket; i look forward to hear from you thanks
  • aish said on June 16, 2012
    If you want to start marketing business, please contact me. I have some great ideas - market and industry specific to deliver quick results. I have more than 12 years top management experience in marketing including international marketing. I found so many problems and trdae-offs where you can add value and good money through your marketing company. best wishes Aish
  • Lokas said on July 28, 2012
    Hi! i am from nigeria,i read marketing and business administration in USA. i have good contact with manufactures and i what to start marketing their brand in nigeria with my name. how can i start it and how much will it cost me in nira.
  • Jacob Offei said on August 26, 2012
    Hi, i am from Ghana and i want to start a pharmaceutical company business in the capital city of Ghana-Accra. Please i want you to help me know how to execute this business. How much money should i have before i can start this business and what are the strategies i have to put in place to make the business successful. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.
  • BS Narahari said on October 11, 2012
    I am Hari aged 36 years male and new to Marketing profession. But i do possess talents in pushing the company products to the clients with my good communication skills. I will work as a freelance or on part time to any start up marketing agency around Bangalore North. Kindly give me an opportunity to grow
  • Jinesh said on October 12, 2012
  • basaveshwar said on October 18, 2012
    i have some business plan, i want to start my own marketing company ,if u need any information regarding business contact me
  • segolame pogiso said on November 1, 2012
    i need a business plan for a marketing company. we are located in francistown, botswana
  • Ogbadu Moses Eneojo said on December 5, 2012
    Hi sir/friend am a joung guy with much interest in marketing firm purely on land & property but i dont have much idea help me pls. I live @ Abuja
  • Prakash Murthi said on December 19, 2012
    Sir, I want to start with my own marketing company in Goa' I want to start with for brand of consumable goods like cosmetics. Whom do i need to contact. Which companies are open for it. What are the legal formalities for it. Please give me details 09673180652
  • Ravindra Singh said on December 21, 2012
    I want to start paper trading ,what type of preparation i need pl help me.
  • Kumar said on January 21, 2013
    I am kumar From MAXITRIX Lifescience , We are three peoples started our own business like Drugs/medicine manufacturing and marketing. We have lot of general medicines in our own brands (23 products), but we want peoples who has interested to do medicines marketing. we are ready to give medicines for Superstockist rate (75% gain) for all over India. , you can allot stockist, dealer, retailer....Contact R.Kumar and C.A. Ganapathy (Mob: 7708009305/06)
  • vijay kumar said on January 25, 2013
    Hi i'm from delhi and i want to start a network marketing company like corporate infocom pvt ltd. but i dont know where to start. Plz guide me n help me.
  • Madhu H V said on January 29, 2013
    Hi i am from Bengaluru and i want to start marketing firm for manufacturing, supplying, retailing and trading a striking range of Brass & Bronze Statues. Can you guide me regarding this.
  • Badarinarayana said on April 24, 2013
    Hi I am form Bijapur Karnataka I have experienced in marketing almost 9 years. Now I want to start my own please guide me.
  • Mohammed said on May 24, 2013
    I had five year's experience as an Accountant with bachelor of commerce degree in Electric Cable Company (building wires, armoured cable and rubber cable electric accessories) in Dubai, but I want to start business or Marketing in Bangalore Karnataka India. so how to start? Please give me suggestion.
  • agel mbarak said on June 21, 2013
    I am planing to start up my marketing firm inkampala uganda what steps should i follow
  • Ramesh said on June 21, 2013
    Dear all, Can you please give me some idea about drug marketing with our own brand name. We are planning to start our drug marketing in Andhra Pradesh, india in first phase. please send your suggestions to : Thanks in advance to one and all.
  • Benjamin Ibe said on September 5, 2013
    I am a Nigerian i want to start up a marketing company in production i need you to help me with a basic step.
  • AKINTOYE said on October 15, 2013
    i am a Nigerian. any company need a representative to market their products in NIGERIA do not hesitate to contact me 23470845044410 or omega breeding and multipurpose firm, p.o box 22526 u. i post office ibadan, Nigeria.
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  • torque said on October 22, 2013
    I need to hire some graphics designer for my digital marketing star up. Which website should i look for the same purpose. Also how do i get the tax id number
  • jayant devadiga said on December 26, 2013
    have a friend who would finance me and i am planning to start a small pharma co, i dont know how to select the product range, how to go about, how and from where to start, how many staff required, how to work out the profit sharing, etc
  • Abid said on May 11, 2014
    I am located in India (Pune) and interested to start a marketing consultancy and digital marketing agency. i invite marketing professionals who has experience in events, digital promotions, website marketing and other creative people to join hands. You can reach me on, or skype me on (meetupinbahrain), 91-9686464447
  • hamed said on June 1, 2014
    I'm a nigerian and I live in lagos nigeria. I have a bsc in accounting but I'm looking forward to a carrier in marketing. Kindly link me up with any firm who need a marketer and I will be glad I got a call to join any exciting firm as a marketer.Thanks in anticipation of firms response. I can be contacted on 08065354499 or e-mail me on
  • kiran said on October 12, 2014
    hi, i am kiran, would like to start my own business of marketing of medicine, like i want to manufacture medicine from any other manufacturing company for my own company, and that medicine will sell in market self. Thus would like to know how to make copy-right (registration of my own brand name), how to get manufactured, and the legal process of marketing(sell) in any state of india
  • dr Arif Ustad said on November 17, 2014
    I want to start a new pharmaceutical marketing company in India in so please guide me how to do
  • pranjan said on January 6, 2015
    Hi , This is for Maxitrix Lifesciences, I am interested in your Medicine business. I am planning to open Marketing Firm in Delhi & ncr region. Please contact me at my e-mail id so that we can discuss the detail. Thanks for your offer!!
  • shradhdha said on February 3, 2015
    I want to start a new marketing business but confused about the product as I have never done business as till date I worked in office doing administrative jobs. I am 53 year old and I really need to earn. Also I need the procedure of opening a business. I am Arts Graduate.
  • Dnyaneshwar Bhand said on March 17, 2015
    I want to start marketing business , i want to know procedure how can i start i am science postgraduate.
  • shaik muzeef said on July 1, 2015
    hai i am starting a pharma marketing company but how do i start a pharma marketing company please tell me the total information and how do i approach the companies please tell me the information
  • Surinder singh said on July 23, 2015
    Hey I am interested in gaming app and online app company but how do i start a app company This is confusing. Please Guide me I live in himachal pradesh dist kangra teh nurput india I I have 2 year. experience in marketing And 10+2 Pass. And My whatsapp num is +919882786494 and gmail address
  • sandeep said on November 12, 2016
    Any one wants to help in pharmaceutical marketing company. How you want to sell your own brand name medicines, kindly contact me at,, 9860776609
  • Tensa Group Pvt Ltd said on July 14, 2017
    i want help for start a MLM company
  • James expert adviser said on August 7, 2017
    @Tensa Group Pvt Ltd, what kind of help you are needing from us?

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)


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